Therein lies the importance of Gilmore, who traded New York
for London in the 1990s and became The Original ‘jungle drummer’, providing thrillingly high bpm for Project 23 alongside
Cleveland Watkiss and DJ Lerouge as well as leading his own ambitious Millennium Migration ensemble (DRUM-FM) whose avowed cultural mission was to sound-travel from ‘Brooklyn to Bombay To Brixton To Bamako’ - Gilmore’s ability to network different points in the Black Diaspora and stand at the crossroads of African,
African-American and Black British musical histories remains an integral part of his identity... he is a vital trans-cultural innovator.
KEVIN LE GENDRE
— JAZZWISE MAGAZINE • 18-MAY-2022 —